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Albert Gallatin Simms (October 8, 1882 – December 29, 1964) was a United States Representative from New Mexico. He was the husband of Ruth Hanna McCormick, who served as a United States Representative from Illinois. He was born in Washington, Arkansas, where he attended private schools. He attended the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He moved to Monterrey, Mexico in 1906 and was employed as an accountant. In 1912, he moved to Silver City, New Mexico. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1915, and practiced law at Albuquerque, New Mexico until 1919.[1]

Albert G. Simms
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from New Mexico's At-large district
In office
March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931
Preceded byJohn Morrow
Succeeded byDennis Chávez
Member of the New Mexico House of Representatives
In office
Personal details
Albert Gallatin Simms

October 8, 1882
Washington, Arkansas
DiedDecember 29, 1964(1964-12-29) (aged 82)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Ruth Hanna McCormick (1931–44)
Alma materUniversity of Arkansas
Occupationaccountant, lawyer, politician, banker, rancher

Simms was a member of the city council 1920–1922. He was also a member and chairman of the board of county commissioners of Bernalillo County, New Mexico 1920–1922. He engaged in banking, serving as president of a national bank in Albuquerque, 1920–1924, and as president of a mortgage company in 1924. He served as a member of the New Mexico House of Representatives 1925-1927 and was elected as a Republican to the Seventy-first Congress (March 4, 1929 – March 3, 1931). He married the widowed Ruth Hanna McCormick, also a member of Congress at the time, in 1931. He was an unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1930 to the Seventy-second Congress due to a Democratic takeover. The couple returned to New Mexico and established Los Poblanos, a successful farm and ranch.[1] After leaving Congress, he was member of the Republican National Committee 1932-1934 as well as a banker, farmer, and rancher. He helped found Albuquerque Academy. He died as a resident of Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1964 and was buried in Fairview Park Cemetery.


  1. ^ a b Phillips, Fred M.; Hall, G. Emlen; Black, Mary E. (2015-07-15). Reining in the Rio Grande: People, Land, and Water. UNM Press. ISBN 9780826349453.

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